The female designers behind Wedgwood’s collaborations

At Wedgwood we have the joy of working with the most creative and curious minds around the globe to conjure up remarkable works of art.

Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day, and let us shine a spotlight on some of the fantastic female minds that have contributed their insight and creativity to Wedgwood’s artistic journey.

Wedgwood's female designer Gwyn

Sheila Bridges

Sheila Bridges with her plate designed for Wedgwood

Named America’s Best Interior Designer by Time magazine, Sheila Bridges celebrates art as a tool for storytelling and change. Her much-admired design, Harlem Toile de Jouy, celebrates a complex history and rich culture, while exploring stereotypes and allowing expression of politics and art. 

Like Sheila, Josiah Wedgwood voiced his political stance through creativity and craft, which is one of the reasons she chose to collaborate with Wedgwood. It’s also one of the reasons we deeply admire her.

Discover more about Sheila Bridges here.

Hitomi Hosono, Wedgwood Artist in Residence

Hitomi Hosono holding her vase designed for Wedgwood

Wedgwood met the wonderfully talented Hitomi Hosono through the Wedgwood Artist in Residence programme. Hitomi studied traditional ornamental pottery at art college in Japan, before continuing her studies at the Royal College of Art in London. While studying there, she spent six weeks at the Wedgwood factory as an intern. Here she took inspiration from our world-renowned Jasperware material to craft the most delightful and delicate works of art. Her brilliant vision and innovative mindset took Jasperware from the 1700’s into modern day.

Discover more about Hitomi Hosono here.

Gwyn Hilton, Wedgwood Designer

Gwyn, the designer behind the new Wonderlust patterns

Our very own Wedgwood designer, Gwyn, is the creative mind behind our bright and beautiful Wonderlust patterns. Drawing inspiration from current interior trends and the Wedgwood archive, her imagination has sparked one of our most energetic collections yet.

This creativity of Gwyn’s has developed little worlds of wonder, that are now gracing dinner tables and afternoon teas all over the world.

Discover more about Gwyn here.

Elizabeth Upton, Baroness Templetown

Lady Templeton collection pieces

Our history of inspirational and creative women stems all the way back to the 1700’s, at the beginning of the Wedgwood journey. Elizabeth Uptown, or as we know her ‘Lady Templetown’, was an English artist whose designs were used by our founder, Josiah.

Lady Templetown specialised in detailed cut-paper work, and Josiah chose some of her designs to feature as white bas relief scenes on Jasperware. Without Lady Templetown, some of Wedgwood’s more iconic and recognisable pieces may not have been crafted.